The aftermath…

So…it’s November.  Halloween madness has come to an end.  All the crazy build-up to one night of horror-themed fun has reached its inevitable conclusion.

BUT!

This year, November 1st isn’t just about sugar crashes and cleaning up the chaos caused by a night full of trick-or-treaters.  This year, you get one more chance to extend Halloween by digging through the photos you took yesterday (or last year, or a decade ago!) and entering our KinderScares Halloween Kids photo contest!

We have some fun prizes for your little monsters and will be announcing the winners on November 6th (so we have enough time to sort through and agonize over the choices…it’s always so hard to pick a winner!).

So get cracking and hang onto the Halloween spirit just a little longer!  We love love love the entries we’ve received so far and can’t wait to see the rest!

All Hallow’s Read (Day 31) A scary book for…

 

 

 

that special ghost lover in your life.

 

Joe Hill’s brilliant debut is one of the best ghost stories ever told.  Heart Shaped Box is an all out rock n’ roll assault that will have readers jumping at shadows for a very long time.

 

All Hallow’s Read is a book-giving tradition thought up by author Neil Gaiman. We’ll be making book suggestions all month long in case you need ideas!

You Spoke To Us, So We Gave You Stuff!!

Ladies and gentlemen, the time is finally upon us! We’ve chosen 8 folks to give these awesome All Hallow’s Read gifts to, and in the interest of fairness and full disclosure, we drew the names on video so you could see the process (and so you could watch Colum silently freak out inside…)

If you recall, we were giving away 2 ebook copies (each) of Bryan Smith’s new urban fantasty/horror novel, Kayla and The Devil; Ronald Malfi’s absolutely chilling novella from Samhain Publishing, Borealis; and Melissa Ecker’s phenomenally scary and out-right sexy, Giving up the Ghost.

We also had 2 signed sets of Mary SanGiovanni’s For Emmy, Bob Ford’s Samson and Denial, and Kelli Owen’s The Neighborhood to give away. A very big Thank You has to go out to Pat Dreadful for trekking down to Horrorfind ’11 and getting these rad little books signed.

And finally, we were giving away volume’s 1 to 4 of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez’ badass comic, Locke and Key, in Trade Hardcover  – a killer gift for virtually anyone, and something to consider a prize in your collection.

In the end, a whole slew of you guys entered for a chance to get your hands on these pieces (in fact, there were about 60 more entries than we expected), and we wanted to announce the recipients in a special way.

So here we go, folks. Here’s not only Dreadful Tales’ very first video (implying that there will be more), but also an introduction to your friends in the DT Staff, as well as the names of the recipients of our giveaway.

Enjoy!

DT Staff

All Hallow’s Read (Day 30) A scary book for…

… a person who wants to think.

Of course, there are a slew of bizarro novels that will leave your brain in a knot but Andersen Prunty’s My Fake War explores the philosophy of war in a fun and very thoughtful way.  It is sure to give even the most jaded intellectual a mental workout.

All Hallow’s Read is a book-giving tradition thought up by author Neil Gaiman. We’ll be making book suggestions all month long in case you need ideas!

All Hallow’s Read (Day 29) A scary book for…

…your favorite student.

Kyle is a ordinary twelve year old who is coming of age under very extraordinary circumstances.  This is a story that every student should read as they try to hold on to the magic of youth while facing the trials of adulthood.  Midnight Rain is horror fiction at its finest.

All Hallow’s Read is a book-giving tradition thought up by author Neil Gaiman. We’ll be making book suggestions all month long in case you need ideas!